Dump Truck Rolls off Elevated Highway Ramp in NJ, Crushes Car Below
Submitted by New Jersey Dump Truck Crash Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark.
A car was crushed after a dump truck rolled off an elevated highway ramp in New Jersey and fell on top of it.
(Published Thursday, June 1, 2017)
A dump truck rolled off an elevated highway ramp and plummeted onto at least one car below, possibly killing someone and leading to a miles-long traffic jam, authorities said.
The dump truck was exiting Route 440 in Woodbridge, heading to Route 9 south, when it rolled off an elevated exit ramp around 5 p.m. and fell onto one or two cars below, authorities said.
A passenger in a car may have been trapped after the dump truck fell onto their vehicle from above, according to authorities, who said someone may have been killed.
Video from Chopper 4 shows the truck on its side, the car or cars apparently crushed underneath it.
Traffic was backed up about two miles on Route 440, both northbound and southbound.
The Route 440 exit ramp to Route 9 southbound was closed to traffic shortly after the crash, but vehicles were getting off at the adjacent Garden State Parkway southbound ramp.